Friday, August 31, 2007

SL & afterlife



It struck me last night while I was affixing wings to my avatar that Second Life is kind of like the afterlife.

Much like the description of many religious afterlives, you can fly. Shape and form are mutable. You can create and destroy as much as you like. You can bump into other "avatars."

What does this mean? I don't know. A Jungian might say that we're simply tapping into our collective unconscious to mine what we already "know" about death.

I'm going to think more about this.